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Toddler, 5 juveniles among 9 shot during large gathering at Denver park Sunday

Posted at 2:13 PM, Aug 10, 2020

DENVER — A 3-year-old child and five other juveniles, including an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, were among nine people shot during a large family gathering at a Denver park Sunday afternoon. Three adults also suffered gunshot wounds in what police are calling a possible drive-by. No arrests have been made.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. at Byers and Pecos Park in the 1400 block of West Byers – near Alameda and Pecos.

Police said six people were transported to the hospital. Three others arrived at the hospital later. Police said the injuries reported in the shooting are non-life-threatening. Their conditions as of Monday are not known.

Denver police released Monday the ages and gender of the nine victims, including a tenth person who was hit by a vehicle that was leaving the area. Police say that driver did not stay on scene.

The 10 people injured include:

  • 27-year-old female
  • 17-year-old female
  • 3-year-old female
  • 12-year-old male
  • 19-year-old male
  • 17-year-old male
  • 23-year-old male
  • 11-year-old female
  • 17-year-old male
  • 22-year-old male (struck by car)

Witnesses told Denver7 that during the gathering at the park, a fight broke out and people started pulling out guns.

“After hearing gunshots, I got up and I heard my aunt screaming from outside, because they were out here,” a witness who wished to remain anonymous told Denver7. ”Everybody started scattering, and a couple more gunshots got loose and people started panicking.”

Police initially tweeted that they were responding to the area on a report of an active shooter. However, after arriving on scene, officers determined those reports were unfounded.

Police are asking the public's help in locating the suspects. Anybody with information on this incident is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.